The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride ~ 2008

Organizer ~ Great
Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride


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Word has come from Rob Phillips that they
are anticipating and preparing for the next
Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride.


There will be a limit of 60 riders.


All entrants must agree to place the care
and condition of their horses above the win.


Emphasis is made that this is not a race to the finish line,
but a safe and enjoyable ride through history.


Any riders pushing their horses in an unsafe or
aggressive manner will be pulled from the ride.


Each rider who completes the course and whose
mount is judged fit to continue will be awarded the
Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride buckle along with
the bragging rights of completing the historic trail.


The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race Endurance Ride,
sometimes referred to as the Santa Fe Ride,
is an annual event.

It is a 515 mile equine endurance ride conducted
over a fourteen day period and in
close proximity to the historic Santa Fe Trail.

The 2008 Ride will take place
August 31-September 13, 2008.

The ride will begin in Wagon Mound, New Mexico
and end in Council Grove, Kansas.

Both the start and the end are very historic sites
on the Santa Fe Trail.


Further news will be made available as plans progress.



The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride – 2008 


The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride

The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride – 2007


 The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race is an 800 mile endurance ride completed over a 13 day period. It is open to all breeds.

The ride will start in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 3, 2007 and end in Missouri on September 15, 2007

One of the main objectives of the race is to educate the public not only on the national historic Santa Fe Trail, but also to introduce the sport of endurance riding to thousands.

One Hundred teams will spend each evening in the race village where over 100,000 spectators are expected to visit throughout the entire course of the event.

The riders will complete the specified distance for the day then stop and spend the night at the race village. Each rider’s time will be recorded, and accumulated for end of the race.

The rider with the shortest time overall will be declared the winner.  In addition to an individual winner, team competition will exist.

Spectators are encouraged to turn out to greet the riders at “race villages,” which will be overnight stopping points for the riders and their horses. 

Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 1-2

Las Vegas, N.M., Sept. 3

Springer, N.M., Sept. 4

Clayton, N.M., Sept. 5

Elkhart, Kan., Sept. 6

Dodge City, Kan., Sept. 7-8

Larned, Kan., Sept. 9

Lyons, Kan., Sept. 10

Council Grove, Kan., Sept. 11-12

Burlingame, Kan., Sept. 13

Gardner, Kan., Sept. 14-15.

Link: Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

Link:  Old West Legends ~ Santa Fe Trail

Link:  News Report